M&L Chinese Restaurant
13-14 Cathedral Street, Dublin 1, City Centre NorthDublin 1
All our delicious dishes are crafted to tantalise your taste buds and leave you marvelling at just how good true Chinese food is. We are proud of our food but humble in our desire to ensure you enjoy your time with us.
|Mon||12:00pm - 10:30pm|
|Tue||12:00pm - 10:30pm|
|Wed||12:00pm - 10:30pm|
|Thu||12:00pm - 10:30pm|
|Fri||12:00pm - 10:30pm|
|Sat||12:00pm - 10:30pm|
|Sun||12:00pm - 10:00pm|
Asian, Asian Fusion, Cheap Eats, Chinese, Fast Food, Fish, Japanese, Malaysian, Seafood, Sunday Lunch, Vegetarian
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Reviewed 26th March 2017 (visited 26 March 2017 )
Arrived with hubby and 3 kids for an early Mother's Day dinner. Sat at our table for 20mins without any acknowledgment from the plentiful staff. Spoke to a waitress and asked her if we could order some food now, she said "yes" then promptly walked away and ignored us. I went to the counter and asked if they had a dumpling menu as this was the sole reason for driving across the city only to be told their one dumpling chef isn't on duty today. They say they have 'an extensive starter menu' on their webpage-so many options they can't even print on their website, this is false advertising. People arrived after us and were served before us, we ended up leaving and were waved out! No apologies for the poor, lazy, disgusting service.
Reviewed 31st March 2015 (visited 21 January 2015 )
Amazing food, amazing value, pretty okay service! Myself and my boyfriend came here for dinner after realizing we were sick of take-out Chinese food. The restaurant is relatively spacious and was buzzing with clientele by the time we got there. There are Chinese and English menus laid out on the table, while I ordered from the English language menu and played it relatively safe with cripsy chicken in a bird's nest with fried rice and curry sauce and a Tsingtao beer (you can take the girl out of Dublin..), he opted for the Chef's recommendation of chicken with dried chili and peanuts. The service was quick for the drinks, and the beer was surprisingly refreshing for 3€! The food arrived not long after, it didn't last long as we devoured it. It's by far the best Chinese that I've had in the city. The only thing I can fault is that the staff were a bit scatter-brained and it was quite hard to get someone to bring us the bill when we were done, despite having asked a couple of times. Nevertheless, the food and value were amazing so it's still among my favorite restaurants and I'll definitely be back!
Reviewed 24th February 2015 (visited 21 February 2015 )
Food wasn't that bad. Great value for money, you get big portions. But the knifes were horrible. Hard to cut through meat. Service was fast but we came for an early dinner to avoid the rush. The place filled up quickly. So it looks like a popular place. The dumplings were great. The duck was dry. I had better Chinese. I recommend Leekee on Parnell.
Reviewed 16th November 2014 (visited 25 October 2014 )
Great food,really enjoyed the time with my family there. The dumplings are the best in Dublin, order early as they are made fresh and take time to prepare. The meal portions are large and food is beautiful, tastes great and and is reasonable. It would be nice to be able to pay electronically but they only take cash which is fine but you need to remember to have enough on hand to avoid any embarrassment at the end of the evening.
Reviewed 29th April 2014 (visited 28 April 2014 )
The staff are so incredibly welcoming and always have such lovely smiles The pork dumplings are to die for The food is truely excellent and very competitively priced This is a fantastic place to go to for dinner before or after a play in the Abbey or the Peacock. M and L is literally a 5 minute walk away Look forward to eating there soon again
Reviewed 10th April 2014 (visited 16 March 2014 )
We had heard that this place is the best Chinese restaurant in Dublin, so we were eager to try it for a while. We didn't have a booking and happened to be passing at about 9:30pm so we decided now was our chance. It was absolutely rammed full! There wasn't a free table so we stood there waiting for 15 minutes or so, which just shows how popular the place is. The whole time the wait staff looked fairly stressed. When we eventually got our food it was very nice, but to be honest neither of us felt it was a huge improvement on many of the other decent Chinese restaurants on Parnell Street and Capel Street. That's not a criticism as we both enjoyed our meals, it's just that people had strongly recommended it, and it didn't particularly stand out. It's not expensive and the food is enjoyable, so I would recommend it. Just make sure you book ahead!
Reviewed 12th March 2014 (visited 3 January 2014 )
Fantastic Place, Pork dumplings are to die for. Order off the Chef Recommends pages, the first 2/3 on the menu.. they have funny name's (Beef in hot and spicy taste), but they are authentic and delicious.
Reviewed 02nd March 2014 (visited 28 February 2014 )
Best Chinese food in Dublin. Salted Squid is to die for. Very friendly staff and great prices. Will definetly will go back.
Reviewed 21st December 2013 (visited 20 December 2013 )
Informal friendly dining experience.....food was lovely...service very fast when I explained we heading to theater after. Very friendly wait staff! Lovely atmosphere and full of chattering people. Would recommend
Reviewed 25th November 2013 (visited 23 November 2013 )
Food was fab! Very tasty! Can't wait to go back. The dishes we had were Dry Stir Fried Beef with chilli (so tasty, full of flavours), broccoli and carrot in oyster sauce (crunchy and delicious), salty & chilli squid (very tasty and not chewy), beef in black bean (tasty but I found the beef a bit too soft in texture), fried noodles (done right and tasty), singapore chowmein (very different take on a singapore but nice), beef & pork dumplings (these were ok). I'd like to go again and try other dishes that I never had before. Overall good, tasty food. My only issue would be the texture of the beef in some dishes.
Reviewed 11th October 2013 (visited 28 September 2013 )
Best Chinese in Dublin (and probably in Ireland) by a MILE!!!!! Ignore the English menu, which will give you bog standard Irish Chinese restaurant stuff (chicken in lemon etc). Just ask one of the waiters to recommend items from the Chinese menu, say how spicy you like your food etc, and you will be in for an adventure. The value for money is fantastic - we (4 people) had a feast for 57 euros. Nearly all the customers are Chinese, so they must be doing something right. The people on the table next to us got some amazing looking food, so I asked our waiter to write down the names of the dishes (in English and Chinese) on a piece of paper, which will be kept safely in my wallet until we get the chance to go there again.
Reviewed 29th August 2013 (visited 27 August 2013 )
Pre cinema munch with a friend, pork dumpling starter was nice and hot and sour pork was excellent as was her Szechuan Chicken. The restaurant was busy, service was fast and efficient and the bill was surprisingly low. All in all, definitely a place to return to.
Reviewed 13th July 2013 (visited 5 July 2013 )
The food are really delicious and very traditional Chinese food, I have been there a lot and it is one of my favourite Chinese restaurants. Staffs are very experienced. It's a bit of crowded in there tho. The only suggestion is that the rice is not that good, it feels like it's not newly cooked. Other than that, it is a great place to enjoy some Chinese food!
Reviewed 11th April 2013 (visited 5 April 2013 )
Have been to M & L a couple of times and I intend to go many more times. It's not Chinese food as you might know it from the local takeaway, this is the real thing. When we first went in we had no idea what to order so we just asked the staff what was good, they were very helpful. We got a lot of suggestions allowing us to choose from spicy to normal, fish, beef, chicken and vegetables. In the end everything we ordered was great. The place has a nice friendly atmosphere and our food arrived nice and quick. I would say its the best Chinese food I've had in Dublin.
Reviewed 07th January 2013 (visited 4 January 2013 )
I was here last week and the truth is we left as soon as we could because we felt so unwelcome by the staff. It was clear that they didn't want Irish people coming in. The English menu is very poorly laid out and we were brought the wrong food twice. The staff were quite rude in trying to persuade us that the food was correct, but were were supported by customers on the next table who were Asian. They told us that the Chinese Menu was WAY WAY better. We won't be back.